Payroll and Business Tax Disputes
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The Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law


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Chicago Lawyers for Payroll and Business Tax Disputes

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Employment Tax Dispute Attorneys

Many of our business clients experience a similar predicament: due to the ups and downs of their industries, and the volatility of the economy, the best intentions for staying current with their payroll tax obligations get undermined and result in a cascading, downward spiral of compounding liabilities.

You may already be aware that, even if your business is organized as a separate entity with limited liability (corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership), the Internal Revenue Code provides that you can – and will – be held as a "responsible officer" personally liable for the employee share of the unpaid payroll taxes, which is about 50% of the total employment taxes outstanding! And for state sales taxes, business owners are personally liable for 100% of the taxes not paid over!

Our approach is to first secure the Powers of Attorney for you and your business entity, authorizing us to speak and intervene on your behalf. We immediately contact the assigned IRS or state of Illinois collection officer and establish a timetable that ensures you are in current compliance, and provides a plan for resolving the historical debt – both on behalf of the company and, if necessary, one that eliminates or minimizes the personal liability (trust fund recovery penalties) asserted against you individually. At the Tax Practice we have the resources to prepare delinquent 940, 941, IDES and state payroll, sales, and excise returns as needed, even if the agency already prepared "substitute" returns on your behalf, based on estimates or prior year filings.

Options available for resolving the historical tax debts include a variety of installment payment arrangements, offer in compromise, currently not collectible status, and bankruptcy.

Contact Skilled Chicago Business Tax Attorneys

Our proven success is based on immediate intervention, a personalized resolution plan, strong and long-standing professional relationships with agency employees, and a thorough knowledge of what the government can and cannot do. At the Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, you can rely on aggressive, ethical, and personalized representation – I encourage you to make your problem our problem to solve.

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